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DC Metro - Charter Day of Service

Time: Saturday, February 17 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Seabury | 2501 18th St NE, Washington, DC 20018
Contact:

Anna Mahalak '12

W&M Alumni in the DC area are invited to celebrate William & Mary's 325th birthday (celebrated in the month of February) by giving a day of service. This year, it's more than just a birthday party, it's about looking out for the most vulnerable in our community. Older people who feel lonely or isolated have a higher chance of depression and physical decline, especially around the holidays. Seabury's Age-In-Place® program supports older adults in Washington, D.C.'s Wards 4, 5, and 6 through transformative volunteer service projects that help people stay in their own homes.

This service project will take place indoors. 

Metro pickup from the Brookland Metro Station is at 9:15 AM.  If there is anybody that must drive, they can park on Channing St. NE where there is free parking. 

Ages 12+ welcome.

Q: What does an Age in Place service day look like?

Volunteers arrive 15­-20 minutes prior to service at the AIP office (2501 18th Street NE) if driving or at the Brookland­CUA metro (red line). Service will follow 15­-20 minute orientation with AIP staff.

  • Volunteers help load tools into the van and an AIP staff member will drive volunteers to the client’s home.
  • Volunteers complete yard work and/or house cleaning projects, working alongside staff. This may include, but is not limited to: mowing grass, raking leaves, trimming hedges, cleaning kitchens and bathrooms, dusting, sweeping and mopping, vacuuming, washing windows and mirrors, etc. (We will be indoors during the winter months) 
  • When possible, time for conversation and sharing with client is included (and is a vital piece of service!)
  • Once service is complete, AIP staff will drive the group back to the office to conduct a brief survey and offer time for reflection, questions, etc.